Saturday, February 14, 2015

Exist to be happy, not to impress.

7.30 am. Two of the gardeners 'lads' are here to stake-up the cypress trees blown over in the gales. An early start even by French standards. Bob hurtles out of the front door to confront the 'tap-tap-tap' of the mallet. To his ears a giant woodpecker is at work. Faced with the sight of Bob hurtling towards them the two morose lads clamber up their step ladder remarkably quickly. They find safety on the top step. Bob sits, barks  and glares. 

For the next twenty minutes Bob keeps an eye on the gardeners from the front door. He wears his sternest ' I'll have no nonsense' face.

A quiet morning at the cafe under the arcades. Three new Pringles potato chip dispensing machines are being installed. Activity puts a damper on the beer and absinthe crowds cheerful banter. The Pringle machine man sups on a large glass of Pastis as he works. This must be an acquired taste at 8.00 am.

Home. Bob is disppointed to find the gardeners have gone. Instead he liberates Sophies doo-doo. It doesn't remain liberated for long. For the rest of the morning it remains firmly by her side.


  1. Good Stern Face, Bob! Even by rottweiler standards!!

  2. Bob is quite the guardian! As is Sophie with her doo-doo!!

  3. Duke and Petite-Chose at 2GFebruary 14, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    Only one comment so far today - is everyone too busy today to read about what the cheeky duo are up to?
    Indeed a to do about the doo-doo, but we can't help noticing that from a distance it looks quite pristine - has it had a bath since we last saw it? THREE Pringles potato chip dispensing machines - quelle horreur - another nail in the coffin of French cuisine!
    What a fine looking chap Bob is, and so sleek, but we do wonder if Sophie has been a couple of rounds with the gardener's lads!

  4. BOB is the MAN ! ! ! (always guarding his flock. Even mister Doo Doo)


  5. Sophie, such doo-doo vigilance is commendable!

  6. Bob just wants to see what all the fuss is about regarding his sister's doo-doo....he still doesn't look too impressed.